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Ruapehu Restaurant

State Highway 48 | Bayview Chateau Tongariro, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“chateaubriand” (19 reviews)
“salmon” (8 reviews)
“steak” (8 reviews)
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European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
State Highway 48 | Bayview Chateau Tongariro, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s not 1912 anymore guys, stop turning away people for wearing shorts. Get with the times, is it really worth fighting about and losing business over? No, time to realise the world is a different place now. Such a beautiful dining hall and location and...More

Thank Alex C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I reviewed hotel as very good but the restaurant has to have an excellent. The young staff that run the restaurant were so helpful and very attentive. Wine choice and menu were both excellent. We all made different choices and everyone agreed that their meal...More

Thank Sparkie154
Reviewed 1 week ago

Breakfast Buffet: extensive but really expensive. It had a big range of choices of hot and cold food plus lots of beverage options including different juices. These buffets always tend to be overpriced, so nothing new there. Dinner: The food was good overall but really...More

Thank Christina J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our room rate included breakfast so we did venture down to the Ruapehu Room to enjoy this. A great range of buffet food on offer. The juice selection in particular was different including feijoa juice. The usual range of hot fare- baked beans, tomatoes, mushrooms,...More

Thank silverthreads101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a good dinner here with very well prepared dishes! The staff is very young, but ok. The quality of the kitchen is really good, both our dishes were very well prepared. Would have liked a bit more knowledge from the waiter on the...More

Thank TNV
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had both dinner and breakfast at the restaurant. Good service and lovely meals. Can recommend eating here when you stay at the hotel

Thank Waltersj1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was absolutely stunned by the taste of my meal!! The smoky duck breast was delicious, monkfish clams chowder was yum yum yum~~ super happy about it!

Thank Wendy Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very pleasant, great staff, nice environment and tasty food. Excellent all round really. Would recommend it for those not needing a view, and happy to not have to pay the high price of the upstairs restaurant.

Thank Juliaatkaanzamaan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was good, but when full the service was on the slow side. Some members of our group got the wrong meals.

Thank LadyDiNewZeand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The meals were rather expensive for the size of the meal. Immediately some people will say "that is fine dining, if you want a big nosh up, go to the local burger bar". We realised that we would have to pay more for this 'fine...More

Thank Irene D
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July 22, 2017|
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Response from ChateauMgr | Property representative |
Good Morning You can view all our restaurant menus on our website . We have packages that include breakfast please call us directly so that we can assist you Toll Free within New Zealand 0800 CHATEAU (242 832) Kind... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: State Highway 48 | Bayview Chateau Tongariro, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Tongariro National Park  >  Whakapapa
  • Phone Number: 0800.CHATEAU
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